Elephone release Android 4.4.2 Kitkat for Mediatek – Download now

Elephone release Android 4.4.2 Kitkat for Mediatek – Download now

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As promised Android 4.4 Kitkat is finally rolling out on to Mediatek powered Android phones! One of the  first manufacturers to release 4.4 on is Elephone!

Elephone have realeased Android 4.4.2 Kitkat for some of their Android smartphones running Mediatek processors. It is a refreshing change to see a smaller phone manufacturer lead the pack when it comes to releasing ROMs and Elephone have done a good job at offering the new KitKat ROM on some of their range with the rest to follow later this month.

We have not tried the ROM ourselves (as we are awaiting an Elephone for review) but those of you with Elephone smartphones can follow the links after this video to try it our for yourselves:

Elephone Mediatek phone running Android 4.4 Kitkat

Download Android 4.4 Kitkat for Elephone phones

If you have an Elephone Android phone you can download Android 4.4 Kitkat for Mediatek by following the links below;

Remember to back-up your phone before updating! If you try the ROM let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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  • sunny

    wow, very good!

  • Airyl

    Someone get these guys medals! Kudos to Elephone for being the first Chinese manufacturer to release a downloadable KitKat ROM for their phone! I might get myself an Elephone P9 now I know which brand released it’s updates first. If there’s one complaint I have, it’s that the P7 has yet to be updated since it’s the one needs this the most.

    On a side note, which phone will you be reviewing Andi? The P7 or the P9?

    • Pradita Utama

      I think the first one is lenovo with Vibe 1.5 (4.4.2)

      • Airyl

        Vibe (or at least the version I used) is pretty laggy.

  • OnlyMe999

    It took a bloody long time! Lets hope that the Jiayu F1 gets updated with android 4.4 so we can have a seriously cheap android 4.4 phone.

  • masterxcvt

    I will try to install it on my P9. Will leave a review if I manage to install it 😀

  • Adam Irvine

    Well done Elephone!

    On a side note Andi, can you use your powers and contact ThL and ask them when they’ll be ‘pulling their fingers out’ and getting some 4.4.2 goodness on the go?

    I have friends here in the UK with a w100, w8s and a t200 all running 4.2.


    • POY

      I agree 100%, a new ROM for the W8s would be good. That phone was only released second half of last year and they gave the original W8 an update from 4.1 to 4.2.

      4.2 has some advantages though.

  • desponent

    C’mon Jiayu, don’t embarrass yourself being outdone by elephone.

  • tweakers

    how to install??????

    • buzz

      On your computer , install pdanet- vcom drivers for mg6592 phone , install latest version of sp flash tool , download kitkat rom for Elephant P8.
      Unzip and install drivers , unzip and open sp flash tool. Click scatter file create in the flash tool and click on elephone P8 rom , double click to get scatter file , this will take you back to the sp flash tool screen. Click download , with USB debugging turned on in phone , power off phone then plug into computer. It should start downloading to your phone. When its finished disconnect phone from computer .remove battery for ten seconds reinsert and turn phone on . If it all went accordingly it should boot into Kitkat.
      I had trouble installing on my phone , and had to use a Samsung USB cable before it worked.
      Kitkat is smooth with a couple of extra features , battery life is unchanged.

    • Hussein Karim

      with sp flash tool

  • nietjasom

    No kitkat for the p6?
    Of course not since this phone is horrible and it seems like theyve dropped support on it
    For reference take a look at the mtkforums p6 forum

  • masterxcvt

    Can’t find the right download button. Downloaded some stuff off the link, is only in chinese. Help anyone?!

  • Chan

    Where is the download for the P7 Blade?

  • Daniele Donnarumma

    Is there an update 4.4 kitkat for Elephone P7 mini?

  • buzz

    Corrupt file in the P8 download , scatter file is unable to open . Tried two separate very slow downloads without luck.

    • masterxcvt

      I cannot download also for P9, corrupt file 🙁

  • buzz

    To install the Kitkat rom go to Zopomobileshop.com , click support button at top of page , click downloads and here you will find all the info and downloads you need. But !.. the downloads for Kitkat rom I have tried so far have failed due to corrupt disc image files.

  • buzz

    Use Google chrome browser to download kitkat , click translate page. Click the right hand download button on the first page , click the right hand button on the pop up window , enter the code and click the blue left hand button.

  • Shady

    The page only in Chinese language, please I need to be in English

  • Byron

    Andi I do not think that this rom is legit. It wont fit to p9 and there is no word of it at elephonemobiles.com

    • Should be as these are the links Elephone sent to us

      • Byron

        as many already stated these fail with “scatter file is unable to open… legit” and latest sp flash tool says its too big or somethng like that

  • Vali

    I got 2 elephone P8, one for me and one for my wife. One of them have android 4.2.2 and the other one have 4.4.2. Battery life is better for 4.4.2 (both phones charged 100%, used in the same condition, 4.4.2 remain 40% and 4.2.2. 0%). Definitely 4.4.2 is less buggy, and is a better choice.

  • Huang Liwei

    can this use for nibiru

  • Huang Liwei

    can this use on nibiru

  • Hussein Karim

    What About P7 Mini

  • benaya

    can I install elephone P8 Kitkat for my THL T200?